The Harold Smart Memorial Composition Competition 2024

Are you, or do you know, a young composer with a passion for church music?

The RSCM has just launched the 2024 Harold Smart Memorial Composition Competition. This invites individuals 25 and under (as of 1 July 2024) to compose an original anthem. We are looking for fresh, innovative works that inspire and uplift, suitable for performance in a church setting.  For experienced and new composers alike, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase talent and make a significant contribution to sacred music. The text to be used has been written by Dr Canon Gordon Giles.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £300, as well as £200 of composition tuition (with an agreed tutor), with the possibility of publication by the RSCM.

For full information, including submission guidelines and how to enter, click HERE.

Closing date for submissions: 31st October 2024